Grandmaster – Seiko misplayed because he played autochess on his phone?
Linh “Seiko” Nguyen is a Hearthstone Player from Germany, currently playing for Team Genji.
On Twitter, Seiko mentioned “Wasnt the best idea to play the [auto] chess qualifier this weekend” (the Tweet got removed but hs_Pasca had made a screenshot of it (click to see it)
Different viewers and players say it’s not respectful for the viewers and he should be punished.
The rules mention, that Seiko can be punished for doing this.
Source – 2019 HEARTHSTONE® GRANDMASTERS OFFICIAL COMPETITION RULES v1.1
(o) Engaging in any act that, in Blizzard’s sole discretion, brings you into public disrepute, offends a portion or group of the public, or otherwise damage’s Blizzard image will result in removal from Grandmasters and reduction of the player’s prize total to $0 USD, in addition to other remedies which may be provided for under the Handbook and Blizzard’s Website Terms.
Absolutely disappointed. Casters were completely in the right about what they said. Either take the game seriously or leave the Grandmaster’s scene. Absolutely atrocious play that shouldn’t never have happened in the GM scene.— Misc. (@Misc006) September 14, 2019
not respectful for the viewers...— Oliech 🇧🇪 (@OliechHS) September 14, 2019
Exactly. You cannot and I also do not want the system to control us individual players. He bagged a loss, it will be really hard to make playoffs for him now and you could see from his tweet he was miserable. Don't you feel he already punished himself quite a bit?— Raphael Peltzer (@Bunnyhoppor) September 14, 2019
We all make mistakes, and GMs can do what they like, but there's a whole 2nd tier of players working their asses off to try to get where the GMs are. It shows a lack of respect for the game and those players to even attempt this on camera. What was the punish if he won?— L0rinda (@LorindaGames) September 14, 2019